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Vancouver (WA) Vintag Toy & Record Show + Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Show


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#1 RickR

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 07:38 PM

TWO shows for me today -- a very busy day.

 

First was the Vancouver (Washington) Vintage Toy and Record show.  I helped a friend transport and set up a LaserDisc booth.  Learned a lot and had a great time.  And came home with a better LD player and a bunch of discs. 

 

A bad selfie of the Laserdisc table. 

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I pity the fool that don't buy Mr T and Alf plushies.  :mr_t:

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Big Jim!  It's the low-rent alternative to GI Joe! 

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All kinds of toys here -- lots of Hot Wheels, action figures, etc, etc. etc. 

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Back to the Future 2 Hoverboard anyone?

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And finally, the RickR haul of movies:

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 07:51 PM

Next was the annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids retro gaming show in Longview, WA.  I go to this one every year, and it's a great time AND it's for a great cause -- helping disadvantaged kids in Cowlitz County, WA. 

 

The "Free Play" area is a total blast.  Try out the systems you don't have.

 

Sega Saturn:

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Genesis/Sega CD/32X Monster Combo

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7800

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5200

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Oooooooooh!  Jaguar.  I played it for a long while.  Gautlet 2.  A good game, but why does your guy fire so slowly? 

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TurboGrafx!  It had a really sweet SD-Cart with tons of ROMS.  Unfortunately, I think the controller was defective.  Games would load, but I couldn't figure out how to start a game

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Amiga!  WOW!

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INTV and a VIC-20 -- they covered all the bases.

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C64 and 3DO

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Colecovision anyone?

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Overview of the vendors:

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Forum member Paul and his EightBitFix booth.  Great stuff as always:

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And the RickR haul.  Please note, I started walking around thinking there's nothing here I need or want, a little depressed from recent events I suppose.  But sure enough, I found MORE than enough stuff to buy, spent more than I wanted, but really had a great time and got lost in the moment to forget my troubles for a short while.  This hobby can be the best. 

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 09:50 PM

I dream of attending events like that. Looks like a LOT of fun! On the TG-16 you usually press the RUN button to start the games.

SMS Great Football is one sports title I enjoyed playing. And that Amiga is a sexy beast!! Never owned one before...would not mind having one. Very nice!!
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 11:31 AM

Very Cool!!!!!!! Man I love the look of the Sears Intellivision!!!!! 


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Don't just watch TV, PLAY IT!


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:03 PM

Im glad you finally got a psp. Once you find a power suply it will be really easy to mod. I actually remember it being the easiest system i have ever moded not hard at all to get the homebrew app on there

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:08 PM

I ordered a memory card and power cord from ebay. 



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:10 PM

Right now on the PSP, I'm playing GT3.  It's great.  Love the beautiful screen and the great sound.  Was the PSP considered a failure?  I think it's awesome, but I don't like how long it takes to load games.  And I guess it's a little heavy compared to a DS. 


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 03:29 AM

Amiga had Minter-designed chips, right?  ST had Commodore guys design it, right?  So...does that make the Amiga an Atari and the ST a Commodore?  Just sayin'.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 03:32 AM

Right now on the PSP, I'm playing GT3.  It's great.  Love the beautiful screen and the great sound.  Was the PSP considered a failure?  I think it's awesome, but I don't like how long it takes to load games.  And I guess it's a little heavy compared to a DS. 

I had a 2000 model and loved it.  I thought the weight was just right, the screen was awesome, and the game play was like nothing else portable.  I didn't really notice the loading times most likely because I was use to that from previous and current disc-based consoles.  PSP was/is an awesome handheld.  Getting another one is on my wish list.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:03 PM

Amiga had Minter-designed chips, right?  ST had Commodore guys design it, right?  So...does that make the Amiga an Atari and the ST a Commodore?  Just sayin'.


Jay Miner. Yep. Amiga is the true successor to the Atari 2600/8-bit line.




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